PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Altoona churchgoers were startled when a gun went off during Easter services.

CBS affiliate WTAJ in Altoona reports that the gun went off at the Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament Saturday night.

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Police are calling the incident an accident, but some church members were startled by the event.

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“I immediately took a step back and was about to take cover,” a man named Jason told the station. “You never know if you’re safe anymore in this world and it’s a shame to know you can’t even go into church without having something like this happen.”

The station reports that the owner of the gun did have a permit.

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